TMJ and Bruxism
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TMJ and Bruxism Treatment
Many people suffer from headaches, earaches, tenderness of the jaw muscles or dull aching pain. These symptoms are often the result of bruxism or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
These disorders may have a variety of causes and are believed to occur when the chewing muscles and jaw joints do not work together correctly. In many cases, these disorders can be successfully treated.
After consultation, Drs. Smiley and Holowicki will prescribe an individualized treatment plan to help alleviate your discomfort. This plan may include an occlusal guard, which is a removable acrylic appliance, custom fit to your particular dentition. Our independent onsite laboratory will tailor this appliance to your specific needs.